There are WAYYYYYY too many 1-hit-and-your dead triggers. The plot is kinda weird. There were some things in here that were just plain stupid. There is MUCH room for some major improvements.
Well, I do not agree with it being 'perfect', so I decided to do something about it.
Let's go down the list Plot: Indeed it's original, but it's vague. Especially in the beginning Graphics: Well, it's not ADD (!), but on the other hand ESP is on that terrain much better Music: well, it has music. But I rather do not continue on that. I hate it, but you may like it as much. Playability: It's good, although tough, I decide not to complain. Programming: Nice RPG battle engines, but they're a bit buggy, along with some other things
Certainly not a bad game, but enough room for improvement
Counting the points I come to the following conclusion:
A great game!
Plot: The plot keeps thickening everytihngs changing heh
Characters: great nealry no ZZT normal enemies great RPG battles etc
amazing better then Code Red!
What can I say? This game is a classic. The RPG battles are some of the best I've seen is ZZT. The story has a great flow and final twist. Multiple endings are a plus as well. Full of yummy sword and sorcery goodness. It may be a little lacking in the graphics department but 1) its an older game and for its time was great 2) Every thing else more than makes up for it. Good challange, good puzzles, good game. More should be made like it.
This is my favorite ZZT game. It's got a great style of gameplay, and there is no ANNOYING NON- SKIPPABLE DIALOUGE. Also, it is very hard to get lost within the walls of the castle. It's built so that you don't go the wrong way and end up going around in millions of circles. I hate that.
Also, the main character has an excellent personality.
Warlock Domain was a great game. It combined the cutesy adventure of a Sierra adventure game, with the swords and spells of Final Fantasy to create a wonderful atmosphere.
I downloaded this game after my post for the best RPG engine. I must agree that this is a very well done engine. Even though its not featured until about halfway through the game, the engine is the crowning glory of the game. The last boss (to me it looked inspired by Neo-Exdeath of FF5), was the only RPG battle I have ever played in ZZT that was actually intense. I almost wanted to give a standing ovation to Mr. Chan afterwards. But that wouldv'e been wierd in my room....
The game is more than the battle. The story, whilst in the begining is sterotypical, ends with a good twist. The puzzles, are original and all progress the story quite nicely without being too hard. The ending, is good but goes on for quite a while.
I can't say much for the music. The title music is all right, and the opening music is a decent copy of the music in Final Fantasy when you cross the bridge in FF1, or just before you fight Zeromus in FF4. The battle music is pretty good and drives the gameplay and the music playing during the ending is okay except after a while it gets a bit annoying.
So my suggestion is to download this game and reminice about kicking the crap out of Chaos. And if you know, who Chaos is, you've played too many video games....